Pushing Back the Darkness

Today’s passage reminds us that we are living in the midst of a battle. That battle isn’t against a human enemy, but rather it is against spiritual forces all around us. God has given us His armor to defend us in this fight, so we have nothing to fear! Take a moment today to thank God for His power and protection.

Ephesians 6:10-13

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

  • Pause: Sit quietly for one minute and breathe deeply. Ask the Holy Spirit to calm your mind so you can hear from Him.
  • Reflect: Read this passage slowly two or three times. Allow God’s Word to speak to you.
  • Ask: Read the passage again and ask God to highlight a particular word or phrase.
  • Yield: Return to the passage once more, but this time personalize it by using the first person singular as if you were speaking this passage. Take a moment to pray about anything God brings to mind with an open heart and mind to hear God’s voice and yield to His will.